The Effects of Walking
How to Walk Correctly
Bad walking posture can adversely affect the spine and joints, negating the benefits of this exercise. So how should you walk?
First of all, it is best to warm up before walking. Walking uses the joints of the body as well as muscles. Therefore, you should warm up enough to prevent fractures or injuries while walking.
Raise your body temperature appropriately with a light aerobic routine, and relax your knees, ankles, and shoulder joints through stretching.
When walking, stretch your chest and not bend your shoulders. Apply strength to your stomach and back as if you are taking a deep breath, bend your elbows about 90 degrees and shake your hands naturally with your fists lightly clamped.
The head should not be swaying from side to side, and shoulder height should be kept parallel. While walking, consciously center your spine at the walking direction.
You should be gazing forward, with the chin pulled lightly. Be careful not to bend your head forward when pulling your chin.
The front foot lands in the order of heel and forefoot, and the rear foot pushes the floor by applying strength to the forefoot and toes. The center of gravity of the body should be transmitting from the heel to the big toe while walking. As for stride length, About half of one's height is appropriate.